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Bohemian Hotel

“How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action. Strive to do thy duty; then you shall know what is in thee.”
–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Today’s photo of the Bohemian Hotel is the result of getting up early on a day off to go to Celebration, Florida for a morning walk. I took along my Fujifilm X-T1 and a lightweight tripod and captured this photo when the sun was just above the horizon and the lake was perfectly still. This is an HDR image, comprised of three bracketed exposures combined in HDR Pro and Photoshop.

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Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Fujifilm X-T1, Bracketed HDR Image

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Sanctuary

“Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.”
— Helen Keller

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“Sanctuary”

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Blue Skies, White Clouds and Palm Trees

“Life goes on
It gets so heavy
The wheel breaks the butterfly
Every tear, a waterfall
In the night, the stormy night
She closed her eyes
In the night, the stormy night
Away she’d fly.

And dreamed of paradise.”
― Coldplay

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“Essential Elements”, Fujifilm X-T1, ISO 250, f/10 at 1/250th sec., 18 mm

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The Tower

“May you find your Tower, Roland, and breach it, and may you climb to the top!”
― Stephen King,
The Dark Tower

Today’s photo is another from my visit to Bok Tower Gardens this past Saturday. In post processing, I found myself thinking of the epic hero’s journey and battles and overcoming and… this happened.

"The Tower",  Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/9.0 at 1/200th sec., 70mm

“The Tower”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/9.0 at 1/200th sec., 70mm

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Triangle in Temple

“We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.”
― Marshall McLuhan

"Triangle in Temple", Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/5.3 at 1/200 sec., 92 mm

“Triangle in Temple”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/5.3 at 1/200 sec., 92 mm

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Ripples in Time

“How much to learn if we could spend one hour, spend twenty minutes, with the us we will become! How much could we say to the us we were.”
― Richard Bach,
The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story

"Ripples in Time", Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/4 at 1/250 sec., 50mm

“Ripples in Time”, Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/4 at 1/250 sec., 50mm

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Yellow Dog Eats Statue

Yeah, I got your curiosity with that post title, didn’t I? The statue in the photo is actually located on the porch of a wonderful (and popular!) restaurant named Yellow Dog Eats outside Orlando in the small town of Gotha. Thus, while I’ll admit intentional misdirection in the hope of appealing to your curiosity, it should be noted that I delivered what the title of this post promised. I hope you like it. [By the way, what’s up with the funky fingers on this thing?]

"Yellow Dog Eats Statue", Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.8 at 1/1600 sec., 28mm

“Yellow Dog Eats Statue”, Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.8 at 1/1600 sec., 28mm

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Celebration Hotel

“Business is leisure when you find pleasure in it.”
― Peter Adejimi

As promised in yesterday’s post, today’s photo is the last of those I captured in my photo-walk around Celebration Town Center last Sunday. I have quite enjoyed the focus on black-and-white with these images; it was my intent when I set out to photograph scenes that would translate well to B&W, and the bright afternoon sun combined with the dramatic skies of an approaching storm were well-suited to that objective. All of the photos that day were also the product of my first real “street outing” with the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 PRO FX lens. I’m pleased; there will be more.

"Celebration Hotel", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/22 at 1/320 sec., 28mm

“Celebration Hotel”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/22 at 1/320 sec., 28mm

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Celebration: Lines, Shapes and Shadows

“The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.”
― Kiran Desai,
The Inheritance of Loss

Presenting two more photos from my photo-walk in Celebration Town Center, both taken at the AMC Celebration 2 theatre building — closed since 2010. The sun was out and quite bright, but the storm coming in created the perfect opportunity to capture some interesting shadows and dramatic clouds. My next post will feature the final image from that day. Like the photo of the theatre’s twin spires here, it also has great clouds. So please come back! I hope you enjoy the photos.

"A Shape and Shadow", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/22 at 1/320 sec., 28mm

“Shape and Shadow”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/22 at 1/320 sec., 28mm

"Line and Shadow", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/22 at 1/320 sec., 28mm

“Line and Shadow”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/22 at 1/320 sec., 28mm

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The Contrast of Cranes

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Crane Contrasts", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/5.6 at 1/100 sec., 300mm

“Crane Contrasts”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/5.6 at 1/100 sec., 300mm

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